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General Discussion / Re: Alabama on the slate?
« on: March 08, 2009, 01:55:19 PM »
Look at the South East United States map.

John M,

I looked on this map list page http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/ and I didn't see "southeastern US" in the right hand topo column.  Is there another map page here with topos for Alabama?

General Discussion / Alabama on the slate?
« on: March 08, 2009, 11:39:33 AM »
I noticed you have added several more states since my last visit.  I thought I could do this map making but just reading the tutorials make my head spin.

Are there any members working on Alabama? 

Loaded up the new Tennessee topo (and even figured out how to see it on the Nuvi).  That is amazing with the detail. A ton better than the Magellan topo I'm used to. I like the little points that you cursor to and more detail pops up.   

GPSr Units / Newbie with a Nuvi-Another problem
« on: October 31, 2008, 10:52:20 PM »
Hey OZ,

Well.....bought a new 2GB SD card for the Nuvi today.....decided I'd just load the whole state of WY on the Nuvi consdering how I now have all this extra storage... Loaded the whole state to SD to see what it would look like.

This time I set the Nuvi system setting to "Pedestrian" like I did before (so I could see the Topo detail like I did before with that small chunk of Wyoming that I'd loaded to the Nuvi).   Well, if I back up so that I can see the whole US, the borders of the little map plates show up as well as the whole state, but when I zoom in there is no Topo detail to be seen like before.  I can move the cursor around and labels like "river", "road", etc show, but I can't see anything only the roads.   Wonder why I can't see the  topo detail?  Thanks. 

GPSr Units / Re: Newbie with a Nuvi - Mapsource is blank
« on: October 19, 2008, 09:03:12 AM »

Thanks for effort in resolving the non-problem I created.  ;D

Sorry, but I tend to do that from time to time. 

I live in Alabama and seriously considered trying to compile a Bama map after seeing your tutorial.
Then I read your forum where someone with the handle "Neuodoc" is having trouble from time to time while creating a new map set.  If a neurologist is running into snags in the effort then I don't need to waste your time and bandwidth with all the questions I'd be posting.  :D

Thanks for the maps and info, though.

GPSr Units / Re: Newbie with a Nuvi - Mapsource is blank
« on: October 18, 2008, 07:10:14 PM »

Now after I've read what you wrote I may not have a second problem after all.   I'm used to using Magellan's topo software and you can see the whole world (continents, oceans, national borders and major cities and a US basemap).  I just assumed that Garmin's Mapsource download would be the same.

I;m thinking now that Mapsource is just a clean slate and you have to plaster the canvass as you acquire map plates (Garmin's proprietary stuff or homemade). Is this correct?

GPSr Units / Re: Newbie with a Nuvi - Mapsource is blank
« on: October 18, 2008, 02:03:06 AM »

Thanks for the reply.

Got to play with Mapsource and the Nuvi some today.  Figured out how to fix one of the problems.  I can now see topo details of your custom WY map on the Nuvi.   There is an option in the Nuvi where you can change the view from "Automoble" to "Bicycle" to "Pedestrian".  If you select "pedestrian" your topo shows up.  Works like a charm.  If you cursor away outside of your map's realm the regular Nuvi road map is there.

Still have a problem while trying to look at stuff on the PC with Mapsource.  That yellow grid where Wyoming is in the world is viewable after all, but you have to zoom in to see the detail.  If you back out too far you can only see a yellow grid.  (I originally wasn't zooming in far enough and thought I had a problem there.)   The problem now is that I cannot see any of the rest of the world.  It's just a gray grid surrounding Wyoming. Zooming in or out makes no difference.   (Maybe Wyoming really is God's country?)  :)

GPSr Units / Newbie with a Nuvi - Mapsource is blank
« on: October 17, 2008, 10:09:25 AM »

I had posted on Groundspeak with questions about my new Nuvi 200, but seeing how I'm having trouble seeing maps (wyoming-from here) maybe y'all can help.

Problem......New Nuvi 200 (it works)....downloaded Mapsource......downloaded your custom WY map (to see what it looks like).   When I pull up mapsource all I can see is a gray grid.  I can see POI's from my Favorites on the gray grid, but that is all.  Wyoming is a grid too, but it's yellow.  I can zoom in far enough and see a topo map.   

I highlighted one small chunk of Wyoming and sent it to the Nuvi using Mapsource, but I can't see any detail like a topo would have in that area of Wyoming.  Just the road map that is already on the Nuvi?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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